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Medicare Open Enrollment
Review your options NOW

Open Enrollment Ends Dec 7th

SHINE Counselors available

      Tap -N- Time     Seated tap and rhythm

Thurs November 6th

10:00 AM

Thanksgiving Day Meals
Swansea Senior Shut-ins

Meals provided by Simply Simons

Call (508)676-1831 to register

WARNING NETFLIX PHISHING SCAM - BEWARE!

WJAR 10 recently aired a story that all Netflix subscribers should be made aware of. The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning of a phishing scam targeting Netflix subscribers. The scam attempts to steal personal information from consumers. Targeted users will be led to a phony webpage that may resemble the real Netflix login page. The Netflix user will enter their account information and the fake website will claim that the user’s account has been suspended. A fake customer service number is provided and a “representative” recommends the user download the “Netflix support software,” which is remote login software that gives the fake representative full access to   the user’s computer. There are 3 indicators consumers should look for that show the email involved in this scam is not actually from Netflix:

First: The phone number IS NOT Netflix. Instead, the number belongs to a call center in India.

Second: The webpage is a pop up.

Third: The “representative” wants to log into your computer via remote software.

The Better Business Bureau issued the following tips:

  • Never let someone log into your computer remotely. When someone logs in, they can do anything on your computer, including accessing personal and financial information.
  • Do not click links in emails. It is better to type the address in the search bar manually.
  • If the URL seems odd, do not continue to go to the site. If it is a scam, it will most likely have an unusual URL. It will likely contain a common name but be accompanied by jumbled letters or numbers.
  • Always look up the business’ phone number on their website. If you need to call a business, look it up on their OFFICIAL website. This will ensure that you are calling a legitimate number.

BE ALERT—BE AWARE—BE SMART—BE CAREFUL

 

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  • Front Entrance
    Front Entrance
  • Main Room - View 1
    Senior/Community Center Main Room - Upper Floor
  • Main room - View 2
  • Green Room
    Main Hall Area 2 - Upper Floor
  • Recreation Room (Gold Room)
    Recreational Activity Room
  • Cribbage
  • Administrative Offices
    Administrative Offices
  • Hallway
  • Lower Level Fitness Room
    Main Room - Lower Level
  • Restroom - Women's
    Women's Restroom - Upper Floor
  • Restroom - Men's
    Men's Room - Upper Level
  • Technology Center
    Technology Center
Front Entrance
Front Entrance

Comcast Public Access - Programming Schedule

Comcast Public Access

If you are a Comcast Cable subscriber, a great deal of information is available to you through Comcast’s three Cable Access channels. These channels are used by the Swansea Council on Aging, along with other Town departments to keep you up to date about important notices, programs and services. Here is a breakdown of the programming on each channel:

Channel 9 – Education: Tune to this channel to watch programming of school events such as Swansea’s school sports, graduations, presentations of awards or other school sponsored programming or events.

Channel 15 – Government: Tune in here to watch meetings of various Boards or Committees as well as Town meetings. This channel is also used by Town Departments to post information; informing the public about department programs and services. Note: School Committee meetings are also televised here.

Channel 98 – Public Access: Tune in here to watch community education discussions, holiday parades, memorial ceremonies, religious services, entertainment programming and other community events.

ATTENTION:  Clients of Bristol Elder Services

Many Swansea seniors may be receiving assistance from Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (BESI).  As you know, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law prevents your information from being shared with anyone without your expressed written consent.  Even though you may be receiving services through BESI, they are not at liberty to discuss your case or your needs with us without your permission.  The Swansea Council on Aging is also bound by confidentially laws.  Your information will not be shared, nor will it be made public.  We are committed to working with you and with BESI to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.  If you would like us to work together to better serve you, make your wishes known by signing a release form.  For more information, please call Laurie A. Pimentel at the Swansea Council on Aging at (508) 676-1831, Bristol Elder Services, Inc., at (508) 675-2101 or speak to your case manager. 

260 Ocean Grove Avenue, Swansea, MA 02777

Laurie A. Pimentel, Executive Director

Phone:  (508) 676-1831  Fax:  (508) 677-4799

Email: lpimentel@town.swansea.ma.us

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260 Ocean Grove Avenue, Swansea, MA 02777